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Aleksandr G.

Aleksandr G.

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Most Favorable Review

Work without whistles and bells

Edimax BR-6478AC Dual-Band AC1200 Router/Extender/AP, 3-in-1 Smart Device, Provides iQ-Setup for Easy Installation via Smartphone/Tablet
Edimax BR-6478AC Dual-Band AC1200 Router/Extender/AP, 3-in-1 Smart Device, Provides iQ-Setup for Easy Installation via Smartphone/Tablet

Pros: Price in this class of routers. Very simple setup, You can use inbuilt setup wizard or do it manually. Both setup are good. I have 2 of them in my networks used as wireless routers with Cable Internet provider. Both network have 2.4 and 5 GHz band with TV. PC, laptops, wireless printers, Roku and Macbook as wireless and wired clients. Routers work about 1.5 month and never dropped connection or requested restart.

Cons: No for a while.

Overall Review: This routers replaced 2 TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750 that have many problems with dropping connections and 5Ghz band without any hope to fix it. These little Edimax routers have a not so good range and don't have USB ports but they give you very reliable basic functions for small business and simple home network. Very satisfied.

Most Critical Review
EDIMAX BR-6258n IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless Nano Size Multi-purpose Travel Router/ Range Extender/ Universal Adapter, Small Size Easy To Carry, iQ-Setup for Hassel Free Installation, and Power Fed by PC/Laptop USB port Supported
EDIMAX BR-6258n IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless Nano Size Multi-purpose Travel Router/ Range Extender/ Universal Adapter, Small Size Easy To Carry, iQ-Setup for Hassel Free Installation, and Power Fed by PC/Laptop USB port Supported

Pros: Small, easy setup and that is all

Cons: It was configured as range extender, works good for about 30 min and lost connection with LAN. Tried reset to default setting by pushing Reset/\ button. No avail. No computer can connect with router using LAN port and Ethernet cable. Now it is only a small red brick.Will RMA it.

Overall Review: I will give Edimax one more try because I have good experience with its other wireless products.

Hidden limitation

Rosewill METAS – External 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosure – USB 3.0 & eSATA, Black, Rigid Aluminum Body and ABS Plastic Top Cover
Rosewill METAS – External 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosure – USB 3.0 & eSATA, Black, Rigid Aluminum Body and ABS Plastic Top Cover

Pros: This enclosure works well with my SATA drives 1TB, 2TB Samsung and Seagate both. Support USB3.0 and eSATA connections. Small problem that I had was rattled fan. Rosewill sent me new one to replace broken.

Cons: But I got biggest problem with this enclosure when I bought a new ASUS RT-AC68 router. This router has USB 3 and USB 2 slots that work with any of my USB sticks, with WD MYBOOK with no problems. But no work with this enclosure. Rosewill customer service stated that this is their hardware limitation. AsMedia chipset of the enclosure doesn't work with ASUS controller. Very disappointed.

Overall Review: Rosewill must show this limitation in enclosure specification and doesn't confuse customers.

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TP-LINK Archer C7 Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Router, 450 Mbps on 2.4 GHz + 1300 Mbps on 5 GHz, 1 USB Port, IPv6, Guest Network
TP-LINK Archer C7 Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Router, 450 Mbps on 2.4 GHz + 1300 Mbps on 5 GHz, 1 USB Port, IPv6, Guest Network

Pros: Looks good

Cons: Drops signal at 2.4 r GHz randomly: Problem with 5 GHz band and Macbook No firmware upgrade from July 2013. Insufficient tech support. Lack of common router options (no n-mode only etc)

Overall Review: I bought this router looking on Tim Higgins router chart (Who knows his very useful website will understand me) and made a big mistake. Look at tp-link forum and you will find many problem that tp-link can't or don't want to resolve. How I can see now TP-Link rolled out a new version v2 of this router left us -users v.1 in dust without any firmware help. Howard He, representative of TP-Link at Newegg, promised us a new firmware many times. Now I don't see him at Archer C7 Newegg page. My decision is trading -in this router and never buying tp-link routers. Last good router was TL-WR1043nd v.1

More than satisfied

Rosewill RNX-N180UBEv3 - Wireless High Gain N300 Wi-Fi Adapter - IEEE 802.11b/g/n, (2T2R), Up to 300 Mbps Data Rates, USB 2.0 Cradle, 5 dBi High Power Antenna
Rosewill RNX-N180UBEv3 - Wireless High Gain N300 Wi-Fi Adapter - IEEE 802.11b/g/n, (2T2R), Up to 300 Mbps Data Rates, USB 2.0 Cradle, 5 dBi High Power Antenna

Pros: Very good range, easy installation, never drops connections. Good price for this class of adapters.

Cons: I didn't found yet.

Overall Review: I had four RNX-N180ube. They work flawlessly 24/7 almost 2 years. One of them began to show signs of dropping connection and was replaced by bought new one two months ago. Now my networks has 6 RNX-N180. All of them work OK. Usually I install ONLY driver for these adapters, no utilities. Realtek always has latest driver for them. I guiess this adapter is one the best in a class 300 Mbs adapters.

12/15/2013

Mr

EnGenius ESR9850 802.11b/g/n High Performance Wireless N Gigabit Router up to 300Mbps
EnGenius ESR9850 802.11b/g/n High Performance Wireless N Gigabit Router up to 300Mbps

Pros: Fast. Cheap, easy installed. Average range.

Cons: 1. Wireless is unstable 2. Now it has dead WAN port.

Overall Review: Friend of mine has bought two ESR9850. Both have dead WAN ports too. Don't buy it.